Darryl Ducote

During the annual Spring Luncheon held recently for employees at the Catholic Life Center, Darryl Ducote, director of the Office of Marriage and Family Department for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, and Joe Bass, youth ministry project coordinator for the diocese, sang a song they had penned specially for Bishop Robert W. Muench. The song was sung to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from the popular musical “The Sound of Music.”

 

Joseph Bass

 

Below is the song:

Rich, creamy chocolate
And seafood au gratin,
Pasta with meatballs
That can’t be forgotten.
Popeye’s fried chicken
Whose seasoning zings
These are a few of my favorite things.

Young smiling students
Whose energy lifts me.
Long Confirmations
Whose Spirit still gifts me.
Heart-felt encounters
That ministry brings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Joking and laughter
And warm, friendly greetings.
Thoughts of hereafter
In long, boring meetings.
Helpful assistance
That Father Tom brings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

First Chorus:
When some schools close,
When a parish dies,
When lack of priests makes me sad.
I simply remember the
Spirit is working,
And then I don’t feel so bad.

Pectoral crosses
For every occasion.
Welcoming converts
From every persuasion.
Moments of quiet
That prayerfulness brings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

At the cathedral
For grand ordinations.
Fine organ music
With groovy vibrations
Goose bumps that well up
When that choir sings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Trips to New ‘Awlins
For family dinners.
Watching Yankees baseball,
At least, when they’re winners.
Classical music
That gives my soul wings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Final Chorus:
When my knees hurt,
When the day is long,
When some pastor gets mad,
I simply remember
That soon I’ll retire
And then I won’t feel so bad.